We studied some of the best short game players and we found when we had the down the line camera angle when we drew a line on our video programs up the shaft line and we studied how the pros took it away, the club swung up this little shaft line. They took it away at a certain direction that gave them a specific attack angle. That attack angle helps us use the bounce and helps us brush to the ground a little bit better.
If I took an alignment rod and I laid it parallel to where I want to go, that would be your target line. If I took the club back and I paused when the shaft was parallel to the ground, you’re going to take it away just trying to master this direction that you take it back. Eventually, it’ll come into one constant motion and, then what you’re going to do is what we call blocked practice. You’re going to work on your technique. We’re going to hit it with a specific length backswing to try to master this plane or this path that the pros are taking it back on. You’re going to try to get that parallel to the ground and parallel to your target line.